Hello campers and welcome back to our blog series on edible hydration! Last time we dazzled your minds and mouths with several juicy fruits that tasted great and were water-filled to boot, so now we move on to fruit’s favorite sister-food-group: vegetables. Just like fruits, there are several wonderful veggies that can help supplement your daily water quota that are full of healthy vitamins and minerals, so let’s check them out!
- First on our list are cucumbers, that lovely green garnish to any salad or that tasty snap that comes from a pickle. In terms of raw hydration potential, cucumbers top out at almost 97% water by weight, making it the #1 source of edible hydration around! No fat or cholesterol are present in cucumbers either, and they’re full of multivitamins and minerals. Campers and hikers will love cumbers for their longevity too, as cucumbers can remain fresh for days unrefrigerated so long as the skin remains unbroken.
- One of the most popular snacks of the health-conscious consumer, eating celery also means you’re helping hydration along nicely with every bite. Celery stalks are about 95% water besides having a nice crunchy texture and sharp taste, making them a perfect on-the-go form of edible hydration. Keep in mind that celery isn’t as packed full of vitamins and minerals as our other hydrating foods, but you will still get your fiber and water intake when you need it!
- Arguably one of the best vegetables across the board for their incredibly-diverse health benefits, radishes are also known to have one of the highest water content by weight of any vegetable. Coming in at 95% water, staying hydrated by eating a few radishes will keep you hydrated while simultaneously adding antioxidants, fiber, potassium, and Vitamin C.